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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:38 pm 
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I initially ordered the frame late October / early November time with the idea of racing it in the Hardtail Class in the British Enduro Series only for the race series to be cancelled within days of the frame arriving. Never the less I got it built up and done a few shake down rides and I have to say it's rapidly becoming my bike of choice. So here's a few photos:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:59 pm 
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I like it but looks strange, seems to have a long wheeeeeeelbase (slack head angle?) and almost monkey hanger bars.

Its 26 innit?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:17 pm 
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It's 650B, long, stack & low and grips, boy does it grip, and corner it's like it's on rails.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:29 pm 
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Ok, so was mostly right.

Cables and hose could do with trimming, just noticed : rear hose should run in the inside of the chain stay.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:35 pm 
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quick answer to the title, whats not to like... maybe the price? :)

that long down tube looks really strange, but the internal bracing is very nice, neat solution. what does it weigh? bare frame i mean


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:51 pm 
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Love the fact it not a 29er. Love the colour. A custom build is very much to the buyers tast. People often say my seat is way to high.
I'd perhaps trim the cables as look to long.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:08 pm 
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The hoses have now been shortened.

No idea weight wise, I didn't weigh the frame before I started building it and I'm definitely not going to strip it down to weigh the frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:09 am 
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Agreed it does look lovely. i'd love a reynolds framed hardtail.

Would be nice to see some closer pics of the frame detail please :D

Congratulations on a very nice ride!!

Safe trails


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:20 am 
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This looks like a lot of fun! I'm really enjoying the resurgence in hardtails at the moment. Long low slack hardtails are so much fun. I bought one for the winter and use it so much, it's just as much fun as the full sus bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:01 pm 
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i really like what BTR are doing, it's not really my style of bike though as they are a bit more hardcore than my style of riding but i just think they are nicely made frame, and in the grand scheme of things not daft money compared to alot of other builders

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